The interdisciplinary Russian Studies Program is housed in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences (HCAS). The program draws its principal faculty from the HCAS Departments of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Political Science, History, Economics, and International Studies. Faculty from ECU professional schools such as Art and Design, Theatre and Dance, and Communication, as well as the ECU Honors College also teach and participate in the Russian Studies program.
Russian Studies Minor
· Two core seminars: one of RUSI 2001-2-3, and RUSI 4000.
· Electives in Russian Humanities (literature in translation, film, culture, media, folklore)
· Electives in Russian Social Science (history, economics, political science).
Interested students are encouraged to use Russian (RUSS 1001-1004) to satisfy the Foreign Language requirement for the BA degree, which makes possible not only study at a more advanced level, but also study abroad in Russia. Through the BA/BS in Multidisciplinary Studies, it is also possible to pursue a
BA Concentration in Russian Studies
The requirements for the major are the same as those for the minor with the addition of a 6 s.h. senior thesis (MULT 3500, 4999). Unless otherwise arranged, the Director of Russian Studies will act as default mentor/advisor, and students will work under the supervision of the Russian Studies Committee.
A BS in Multidisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Russian Studies is also possible, but will require the cooperation of the Director of Russian Studies and approval of the Multidisciplinary Studies Committee.